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2nd January

The Italian’s Rags To Riches Wife

by Julia James

BLURB —-

He’s planning a bedding – but not a wedding…

Allesandro di Vincenzo is a connoisseur of women. A perfect male specimen, there’s no woman he can’t have – until Laura Stowe crosses his path, and he discovers there may be an exception to his rule… 

There’s no other word for Laura than…plain! What’s more, she’s poor as a church mouse, and hides behind her homely appearance to avoid getting close to any other human being – including Allesandro… 

But her family connections mean that Laura unknowingly holds the key to the door of ultimate corporate power that Allesandro craves. So he must grit his teeth and charm this ugly duckling out of her shell and in between his sheets – where, like all his fleeting conquests before her, Laura will learn what it is to be a beautiful, desired swan…

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My Thoughts

Sigh

Wow…from the start till the end, this book was heaven. 
Where both the leads, Laura and Allesandro was equally independent, stubborn and easy to fall in love with.

The story starts in Italy, where Tomaso comes to know about his granddaughter after his Son’s death. He asks Allesandro to get her. Here, the story starts. The heroine is not the usual shy beauty but adamant not really beautiful British girl who is broke. The bills and taxes are piling up and she has no one to turn to. Just then Allesandro comes at her doorstep with a news. 

Laura has nothing to do with her grandfather, her father never cared for her and her feelings for her father’s side of family are none. But Allesandro brings her to Italy with a bribe. Allesandro is doing it to get the resignation letter from Tomaso so that he can finally be the CEO of the company. Tomaso is not a lost player, he knows how to turn the game in his favour. He also wants what is best for Laura, thus he makes a bargain with Alessandro…

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A fairytale read

It was like reading Cinderella all over again, just the Cinderella was stubborn and spoke her mind, a wonderful change.

Loved the story.

Five stars! 

Nishtha Singh

 
 

1st January,2016

Its a very short story.

Blurb –  

A chance meeting brings Greek tycoon Leon Andreakos face-to-face with the one woman he could never forget–or forgive..

Almost 12000 words long, this story tells about the protagonist Alanna who was insulted by Leon five years ago. She was his mistress. Lost in the luxuries and his attention, she never realized that she had fallen in love with him. Leon doesn’t want her. Suddenly, she is married Leon’s brother,Nikos. 
What?
Why ?
how?

“She prayed for strength. Strength to endure the love she still felt for Leon Andreakos, would feel till the end of her days—a man who did not love her. Who never had. Who never could.”

But the marriage doesn’t last because shortly after the marriage Nikos dies.

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Love isn’t something you turn on or off. It’s just…there. But I won’t annoy you with it, I promise you.”

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Leon blames Alanna and asks her to leave.

Five years later, they meet again

And then,

Wait a sec, I am spoiling the story for you. All in all, this was a good story. You will like the end.

 Definitely Love it.

Four stars. 

Nishtha Singh